City Digest, January 1, 2013
Deal for digital radio station collapses
The saga over Digital Broadcasting Corporation took another twist yesterday after a main stakeholder, Beijing loyalist Bill Wong Cho-bau, failed to reach a deal to buy a significant number of shares from other stakeholders. Station co-founder Albert Cheng King-hon said Wong unexpectedly added additional clauses to the deal, so they refused to sign it. Cheng said there "may be a lawsuit to come".
Women's group warns India over rape
A women's rights group said it would call on the Hong Kong government to advise against all travel to India if New Delhi failed to deal appropriately with a gang rape that has inflamed the sub-continent. A 23-year-old woman, whose name has not been released, was gang-raped on December 16 in New Delhi and died of her injuries on Sunday. Police have charged six men with murder. The Sai Kung and Tseung Kwan O Orchid Woman's Association chairwoman and Sai Kung district councilor, Christine Fong Kwok-shan, handed a letter from the group to an Indian consulate official calling for the death penalty for anyone found guilty in the case. The Security Bureau has an amber alert in force on India, meaning travellers visiting the country should exercise caution.
Box of fake ID cards found in Aberdeen
Detectives have launched an investigation after 22 forged documents, including fake Hong Kong and Macau identity cards, bogus driving licences, and home-return permits, were handed in to a security guard at Pik Luk House in Shek Pai Wan Estate, Aberdeen, at about 6.45am.
Complaints over closed tour agency pile up
The Travel Industry Council and Travel Agents Registry has received complaints from customers of tour agency SIG Holiday involving 276 people and HK$430,000. Complainants said cheques issued by the agency, whose licence was revoked on December 4, cannot be redeemed. They should seek refunds from the Travel Industry Compensation Fund, the registry said.
There was no winner of last night's first prize. The winning numbers were 5, 6, 25, 30, 32 and 48. The extra number was 45. The second prize of HK$808,160 was won by four tickets. Third prize paid HK$114,170.